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Cargotec unveils sustainability goals for 2018

Finnish cargo handling company Cargotec has set sustainability targets for 2018, focusing on increasing safety awareness, setting a new sustainability standard for the supply chain, as well as increasing the usage of renewable electricity.

MF Shipping takes action against plastic waste

Starting 2018, the Netherlands-based MF Shipping Group announced adoption of a proactive approach against plastic waste. The company informed that it bought 750 design water bottles from the Plastic Bank, an organisation committed to stop ocean plastic, while improving lives. 

Renewable energy to antagonize fossil fuels by 2020

Renewable energy, such as bioenergy, geothermal and hydropower projects, has head-to-head on costs, with power from fossil fuels. A new report claims that renewable energy will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Ports of Auckland releases report on shore power for ships

The study selected cruise ships, as the cruise industry has been proactive at addressing environmental issues over the past decade and these vessels are more frequently fitted with the on-board infrastructure required. This, along with high individual electricity demand while at berth is expected to increase utilisation.

Energy trends in shipping up to 2050

DNV GL says that the world energy system undergoes a major transition towards 2050 and this will have significant implications for shipping. Overall the demand for seaborne transport will increase with 60% by 2050, with the pace of growth being highest up to 2030, and with notable differences between the various shipping segments.

Port of Tallinn offers discount to LNG-fueled vessels

The port of Tallinn informed that, starting in 2018, all ships that use LNG as their main fuel will be able to apply for a discount of 4% on tonnage fees when calling at harbours of the Port of Tallinn. The goal of this initiative is to promote the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector.

Washington inaugurates maritime sustainability project

Washington Maritime Blue was funded $500,000 by the U.S. Economic Development Administration for facilitating ‘Blue economy’ to ensure Washington State is home to the most sustainable maritime industry by 2050.

USA to fund offshore wind research

The consortium will be a private-public innovation hub addressing topics such as wind plant technology advancement, resource and physical site characterization, installation, operations and maintenance and supply chain technology solutions.

New partners join BICEPS Network for sustainable shipping

Cargo-owners are cooperating in the BICEPS Network to promote the adoption of innovative processes, in order to establish sustainable and affordable logistics chains with better sustainability performance of carriers. The newest partners joined are the Port of Rotterdam, Agility Chemicals, Shell LNG Marine, We4Sea and Neogrid.

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